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  • Department of Education Provides Guidance on Use of Federal Grant Funding

    Last week, the Department of Education released a new set of "Frequently Asked Questions" designed to help grantees appropriately use funds for conferences and meetings. This new guidance applies to all federal grant funds, both formula and discretionary, including programs like Perkins.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 5/29/2013 1:11:11 PM

  • 15 States Eligible to Receive Additional CTE Funding

    States who met performance targets in both their workforce investment systems and adult education programs became eligible to receive additional funding under an "incentive grants" program in the Workforce Investment Act. The funds may be used to improve the workforce and adult education system as well as CTE programs under the Perkins Act.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 6/6/2013 8:26:07 AM

  • Duncan Pressed on “Hold Harmless” in Hearing on FY 14 Budget

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan appeared on May 21 before the House Education and the Workforce Committee to discuss the Administration’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 budget request for the Department of Education. The hearing covered a range of issues from special education to student loan interest rates, but the committee also had some pointed questions for the secretary on the budget plan for CTE.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 5/28/2013 2:21:01 PM

  • House Appropriators Endorse Dangerously Low Funding Levels for Education

    On Wednesday, the House Appropriations Committee approved a measure that caps federal discretionary funding at $966 billion for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014. This amount is the maximum discretionary spending allowed under sequestration policy, and represents an $18 billion decrease from current FY 2013 funding.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 5/28/2013 2:19:34 PM

  • 2013 Investing in Innovation Competition Opens For All Applicants

    On Friday, May 3, the U.S. Department of Education announced the opening of the 2013 Investing in Innovation (i3) competition for “scale-up” and “validation” applications.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 6/14/2013 3:26:45 PM

  • Senators Push for FY 2014 Perkins Funding

    Following the successful effort in the House, supporters of CTE in the Senate had the opportunity to sign-on to a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committees addressing Perkins funding in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/14/2013 3:25:01 PM

  • Bipartisan Group in the House Supports FY 14 Perkins Funding

    ACTE applauds the 63 members of the House of Representatives who have expressed their support for funding CTE. 

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/14/2013 3:23:51 PM

  • Ask Senators to Sign FY 2014 Perkins Funding Letter

    This week, senators who support CTE have the opportunity to sign on to a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee urging a strong federal investment in Perkins for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014. 

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/23/2013 5:38:19 PM

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